About the series The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for advanced level history students, offering: - Authoritative, engaging and accessible content - Comprehensive coverage of the AS and A level history specifications - Design features, study guides and web support to help students achieve exam success. Access to History: The USA in Asia 1945-75 This is a new edition which combines content from The USA and Vietnam 1945-75 and new content about the Korean War to give a comprehensive and engaging coverage of the history of the United States involvement in Asia 1945-75. The book examines major questions such as: - What was the nature of the ideological struggle in south east Asia in the early 1950s? - What were the causes, course and consequences of the Korean War? - Why did the US become increasingly involved in Vietnam from 1954-68? - What led to the US withdrawal from Vietnam during the Nixon Presidency? - Why did the US fail to win the Vietnam War? Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined.
Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners provide the opportunity to develop exam skills